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Our 2020 Season

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, concerts scheduled for May and June have been postponed,  and re-scheduled for September/October tentatively.

Concerts are on Mondays at 12:15 pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto, right beside the Eaton Centre

Phone: 416-598-4521 Ext. 223

Admission: Pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10. Donations of $30 or more will receive an Income Tax receipt.

May 4 - Postponed to Sept. 14

Stephanie ChuaVMathieu
Stephanie Chua and Véronique Mathieu

In Celebration of Women

In Celebration of Women! features works for violin and piano spanning over 300 years from Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre of the French Baroque period to Clara Schumann of German Romanticism to living Canadian composer Alice Ho, and many more.

May 11 - Postponed to Sept. 21

Sheng Cai
Sheng Cai

Major Piano Works of Edvard Grieg

Canadian pianist, and long-time friend of Music Mondays Sheng Cai performs a full program of major piano solo works by Edvard Grieg, one of the great Scandinavian composers. The program will include Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7 and Ballade in G minor Op. 24.
May 18 - Postponed to Sept. 28

AlexPetarGoran
Alex Toskov, Petar Toskov, Goran Gojevic

Mozart's Genius

Alex Toskov-violin, Petar Toskov-piano and Goran Gojevic-clarinet, all originally from Belgrade Serbia, unite for a performance of solo piano Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor), followed by duos (works by Lewin and Schumann) and finally the powerful 'Kegelstatt' Trio K. 498 by Mozart. The audience will have the opportunity to hear the distinct sounds of four acoustic instruments, as Alex Toskov will perform on both violin and viola.

May 25 - Postponed to Oct. 5

Andrea
                    & Michael
Andrea Gerhardt and Michael Franklin

A Medieval Musical Pilgrimage

Andrea Gerhardt and Michael Franklin accompany you with voices, recorders, harp, flutes, hurdy-gurdy, reed pipes and percussion on a musical journey starting with Hildegard von Bingen's divinely inspired visions and sonic meditations from twelfth century Germany to the sacred songs and dances from the mountain monastery of Monserrat in fourteenth century Catalunya, with some side trips and detours along the way.

June 1 - Postponed to Oct. 12

Duo Cavatine
Duo Cavatine

Parfums de Paris

From Couperin to Poulenc, Duo Cavatine (Noémie Raymond-Friset, cello and Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano) exhibits great artistic versatility in presenting a wide array of musical styles. Parfums de Paris combines pieces that are central to their collaboration - new musical discoveries and pieces from the standard repertoire. The concept of the concert is to bring together some of the most hauntingly beautiful and innovative French musical masterpieces. The music ranges from quirky humor to celestial atmosphere and covers more than 400 years of French musical tradition. This performance will be recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio CBCTwo.


June 8 - Postponed to Oct. 19

Karl
                    Silveira
Karl Silveira

Karl Silveira Quintet - "Mid-day Sound Painting"

Today’s concert will feature the music of Karl Silveira, interpreted by some of Toronto’s most talented musicians. Karl draws inspiration for his compositions from his fascination with visual art. Karl’s music is written with the intention of being open to interpretation, much in the same way a painting would be viewed in an art gallery. He draws musical influence from Thelonious Monk, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wayne Shorter and Maurice Ravel.

June 15 - Postponed to Oct. 26

Beth and
                    Jenna
Beth Silver and Jenna Richards

Folk and Song
Beth Silver, cello & Jenna Richards, piano

A program centered around romantic and lyrical songs stolen from the ever-inspiring world of lieder, this cello-piano program will take the audience on a journey of love, loss, and identity. From Brahms to Rachmaninov, Dvorak to Gershwin, you are invited to listen to the instrument that is said to most closely resemble the human voice sing for itself.




June 22 - Postponed to Nov. 2

Musolino and Turchetti
Michela Musolino & Fabio Turchetti

Michela Musolino & Fabio Turchetti

Michela Musolino is an internationally recognized Sicilian-American singer. The grand-daughter of Sicilians who immigrated to America, she has re-discovered her own cultural roots  through the study and reinterpretation of the folk songs of Sicily and Southern Italy. Fabio Turchetti is a composer and accordionist from Cremona who travels the world with his music.

The duo, Musolino - voice and Sicilian frame drum, and Turchetti - on guitar and accordion, will perform world music tethered to Sicilian traditions, but open to the contemporary with a texture drawn from jazz and the experimental as well as some original compositions based on the songs they recently recorded on their CD Terra Sangue Mare.

June 29 - Postponed to Nov. 9

SHHH!!
SHHH!! Ensemble

SHHHuffle

SHHHuffle is piano/percussion duo SHHH!! Ensemble’s (Zac Pulak, marimba and Edana Higham, piano) avant-accessible mashup programme that bridges the gap between traditional classical music and 21st century composition, presented in an accessible, fun, and engaging format. Each SHHHuffle programme features one or more newly commissioned works along side a selection of masterworks from the classical canon, uniquely arranged for piano and percussion.  This performance will be recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio CBCTwo.

July 6

Tanya Wills Quartet
The Tanya Wills Quartet

Welcome Back to the 20’s and some great JAZZ with The Tanya Wills Quartet

Tanya Wills is a Toronto based Jazz singer, and with her QUARTET she brings her sensual and evocative sound to the stage with three of her favourite gentlemen – master musicians, Bill Bridges, Jordan Klapman and Ron Johnston. Tanya’s repertoire ranges from European Cabaret, to the Great American Songbook to contemporary pieces, including original works – with this Quartet you can expect the unexpected!!
July 13

Ligeti
                        Quartet
Ligeti Quartet

Mimicry & Games

Join the UK-based Ligeti Quartet for their first concert in Canada! In a programme based on mimicry, imitation and play, hear works by Canadian composers Nicole Lizée, Tanya Tagaq, and Cassandra Miller, alongside Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, the fearful megalith of string quartet repertoire which Stravinsky described as "forever contemporary". The quartet imitate the sounds of Canadian nature, use whistling and gravity tubes, their voices, stomps, and of course keep stretching the limits of their instruments...

July 20

duoAccosphere
duoAccosphere

Fairy-Tale Stories - duoAccosphere
Alena Budziňáková (Slovakia) – accordion
Grzegorz Palus (Poland) – accordion

Be transported into the world of fairy tales through the music of the classical accordion. Hear music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Ravel’s Mother Goose and Vaclav Trojan’s Fairy Tales in this rare and magical instrumental combination. Discover new image of this famous music shaped by surprising colours and plasticity of the classical accordion. The duo was founded in 2011 by two prominent accordionists from Slovakia and Poland (Alena Budziňáková & Grzegorz Palus) and currently is one of the leading ensembles in the world of classical accordion in Europe.

July 27

Duo
                    Concertante
Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin and Timothy Steeves, piano) is a Juno-winning violin-piano team from Atlantic Canada that has toured all over the world and produced 11 award-winning CD's. They have appeared at the Wigmore, Carnegie, National Arts Centre, and the Forbidden City (Beijing) Halls, with Gramophone Magazine calling them "a miracle". At Memorial University they are Research Professors and Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. They will be performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Smetana and premiering new works by Carmen Braden and Ian Cusson.

August 3

Rosebud
                    Quartet
Rosebud Quartet

Rosebud Quartet

The Rosebud Quartet was formed in 2013 in Rosebud, Alberta at the inaugural Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, an annual summertime showcase of chamber music in rural Alberta. Based in Toronto during the year, the quartet appears regularly at various festivals and series, including the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre Chamber Music Series, Stereo Live, Echo Chamber Toronto, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Music by the Sea in Bamfield, British Columbia, the Stratford Summer Music Festival, as well as each summer at the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival. The group is comprised of violinists Aaron Schwebel (Concertmaster, National Ballet of Canada; Associate Concertmaster, Canadian Opera Company) and Sheila Jaffe (Principal Viola, National Ballet of Canada; Viola, Canadian Opera Company), violist Keith Hamm (Principal Viola, Canadian Opera Company), and cellist Leana Rutt (Principal Cello, Canadian Opera Company). The Quartet will be performing Haydn String Quartet opus 76 no. 5 in D major and Beethoven String Quartet in E-flat major, opus 74 'Harp'.  This performance will be recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio CBCTwo.

August 10

La
                    Fiammata
Linda Ruan & Charissa Vandikas

La Fiammata Piano Duo

Pianists Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas' eclectic mix of piano music for four hands and two pianos will explore the versatility of this medium as well as the special partnership between two pianists. Contrasting a pair of pieces for four hands and a pair for two pianos, the Duo will delve into how composers from Schubert to Stravinsky have created dialogue and sonority with this unique instrumentation. Two pianists, four hands, twenty fingers, one-hundred and seventy-six keys!... What could possibly go wrong?

August 17

Anastasia RizikovXaver Varnus
Anastasia Rizikov and Xaver Varnus

Celebrating J.S. Bach - Piano & Organ

Anastasia Rizikov first performed for Music Mondays at the young age of 13! This summer she returns as a seasoned 21 year-old, during which time her concert schedules have taken her all over Europe - Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia - the United States, and Canada, where she has played in such prestigious halls as Carnegie Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, Koerner Hall, Auditorio Manuel de Falla, and the Kremlin. She will be joined by celebrated organist Xaver Varnus, described as the Glenn Gould of the organ who has played virtually every important organ in the world, including those in Bach's Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Notre Dame, Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Eustache in Paris, and the Moscow Conservatory, as well as the largest existing instrument in the world, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Philadelphia. Featuring an all-Bach program, pianist Anastasia Rizikov and organist Xaver Varnus will share the stage to play a unique Piano-Organ arrangement of the D minor Chaconne, as well as solo masterpieces of one of the greatest composers of all time. Don't miss this legendary duo in concert at Music Mondays!

August 24

Joy LeeGordon
                      Vanderwoude
Joy Lee and Gordon Vanderwoude

A Musical Journey Around the Globe

Violinist Joy Lee, known for her breathtakingly gorgeous tone, is thrilled to take you for a musical journey around the globe.  Joined by collaborative pianist Gordon Vanderwoude, you will experience music from different era, styles and places. They will start with the traditional Baroque music of J.S. Bach from Germany, carrying on to France with the Jazz-inspired music of the Impressionist composer Ravel. Next, they continue with one of the most virtuosic works of the Polish composer Wieniawski, concluding with music from the New World by the Mexican composer Ponce as transcribed by the great Russian violinist Heifetz. Enjoy the journey!

August 31

DG3
DG3

DG3 Presents Three Traditions

DG3 presents a program of music drawn from three musical traditions: Indian, Persian, and Western Art Music. This program will be a presentation of collaborative music, created by the three musicians together with respect and grace. It will offer a glimpse the best of three worlds, from medieval to the present; embracing sweet sorrow, joyful prayer and buoyant dance rhythms.
September 7



Diar
Diar - دْيَار‎

Diar دْيَار‎ - Syrian and Arabic Music

"Diar" ( دْيَار ) is a "Syrian" Damask expression that indicates to the open space (the courtyard ) “أرض دْيَار” in the old traditional Damask house. "Diar" ( دْيَار ) to us indicates our homeland "Syria", our memories, childhood, friends, family, first love, happiness ,sadness and our musical roots.

Diar presents songs from the traditional Arabic/Andalusian heritage, reproduced and infused with flamenco music; envisioned in different simple beats and rhythms from traditional Arabic music, making it new, upbeat and much more relate-able to the non-Arabic listener. Their program - Lamma badda Yatathana, Zambra, Jadak Al ghaith, Al Asmar, Bularias, Y zen, Seboony and Maly shghel - ranges from spiritual Sufi music, to fast, fun upbeat music.